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Resources for Seniors
Within the Washington DC area there  is a countless number of resources available to seniors and their families. Below we have listed a few agencies that our members might find useful.


 

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TRANSPORTATION

Senior Transportation Options: During DC Government Public Health Emergency  

Click here for a printable version of the information below.   

 

Option 1:

Taxi 2 Rail (T2R)A Program sponsored by DFHV and The Mayor’s Office has expanded the program parameters for T2R as part of evolving needs in the COVID-19 public emergency. The parameters are outlined below with the new requirements.

 

Allowable trip purposes include:

To and from grocery stores

To and from medical appointments

To and from pharmacies

To and from Metro stations citywide

Trips for essential workers to and from their workplaces (Keep in mind this includes Home Aides who may be traveling to and from a residential address and food preparation workers).

Service is available citywide.

All trips are within DC only. Trips to Virginia and Maryland are not allowed.

Trip reimbursement rate has increased from $15 to $20 per trip (all trips will be paid at $20, regardless of meter fare). The passenger is responsible for fare beyond $20.


How to book T2R:

  • You Must Call: 202-727-3827
  • Operating hours are:


Mon - Fri, 5:30am - 10:00pm

Sat, 7:00am - 10:00pm

Sun, 8:00am - 10:00pm

 

Option 2:

Transport DC-A Program sponsored by The Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV)has expanded the program parameters for T2R as part of evolving needs in the COVID-19 public emergency. The parameters are outlined below with the new requirements.

 

How to book Transport DC. All Trips Must Be Booked on The Following Number:1-844-322-7732.

Operating hours are: 24 hours

Cost: $5.00 one way

Service Providers For Customer Service and Info Only:

  • Yellow Cab (202) 544-0912;
  • Capitol Cab (202) 398-0500;
  • VIP Cab(202) 269-9000

Who is eligible: District of Columbia residents, already registered with MetroAccess. To register call MetroAccess at


You must be registered with Metro Access to use the program.

To book you must speak with an operator and call 1-844-322-7732.

Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to book. You cannot call the cab companies directly to book your taxi.

You must have your Metro Access ID ready when you call to book a trip.

Transport DC drivers require participants to show their MetroAccess ID card when you arrive at the car.

Tell the call taker “Transport DC” when the call is answered.Ride in a taxicab for $5.00.You may take up to two additional passengers at no extra cost.

Ride to and from any DC address for general purpose from the 1st to the 15th of each month to a DC destination.

Ride to and from a DC address for medical appointments and place(s) of employment from the 16th until the end of the month.

Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available upon request

Rides can include destination:

  • Grocery store visits as well as
  • Employment and
  • Medical services.
  • This modification will remain in effect throughout the public health emergency.


Option 3:

Senior MedExpress-A Program sponsored by DACL is an essential non-emergency medical transportation for Seniors living in the District of Columbia.

 

Who is eligible:

Residents of the District who are 60-years and older and have a medical condition requiring essential life-sustaining appointments, such as chemotherapy or dialysis or appointments for health-related public benefits are eligible for thisfreeservice.

Medicaid clients are not eligible for the program.

How to enroll:Please call 202-724-5626 to enroll with one of DACL’s customer service representatives from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Operating hours are:Senior MedExpress is 6:00AM to 6:00PM Monday to Saturday excluding holidays (see schedule below).

There is no service on Sunday. You may call us anytime to book a trip.

To Book a Ride:Call 202-420 7533.Press 1 to book a new ride or to check on the status of an existing ride.

The call taker will request the purpose of the ride and confirm the telephone number, pickup and destination.

Option 4:

DC Yellow Cab Direct Booking- Full-priced taxi service is available to book 24 hours a day. Book right away or book in advance.


How to Book:

  1. Call 202-544-1212

    Online: OrderYellowCab.com

    Download the DC Yellow Cab App on Google Play and Apple App Store, search DC Yellow Cab or athttps://dcyellowcab.com/new-mobile-booking-app/

    Or go to www.dcyellowcab.com, scroll to bottom and click learn more under heading “Download Our App”.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
Metro offers reduced fares and paratransit service for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

Phone:(202) 962-2700
TTY (202) 628-8973

Address:Metro Headquarters
Transit Accessibility Center (Lobby Level)
600 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

 

 

 

ADULT EDUCATION

UDC- Institute of Gerontology Academy of Lifetime Learning

Adult educational programs provide opportunities for seniors to acquire knowledge, skills and general competence that will enable them to participate in the social, political, and intellectual life of the community. These programs encourage lifelong learning. There is no fee for service.

Website:http://www.udc.edu/college_arts_and_sciences/about_us_0

Phone:(202) 274-6651

Georgetown University Senior Citizen Non-Degree Auditor Program

People over 65 years of age may audit undergraduate level courses (course numbers 400 and lower). Courses are available for audit if space is available and if the courses are chosen from the regular undergraduate offerings of the University. Registration fee is only $50.

Website:http://scs.edu/departments/33/senior-citizen-non-degree-auditor-program

Phone:(202) 687-5706


GENERAL RESOURCES

DACL - Department of Aging and Community Living 

A DC government office whose mission is to "advocate, plan, implement, and monitor programs in health, education, employment, and social services which promote longevity, independence, dignity and choice for our senior citizens." They have a large amount of information, services, and resources that you can find through their website, by phone, or in person.

Website:http://www.dcoa.dc.gov

Email: dcoa@dc.gov

Address: 500 K Street, NE    Washington, DC 20002 

Phone: (202) 724-5626

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

The ADRC offers long-term care, discharge planning, and caregiver support options. They assist older adults and persons with disabilities in locating supportive services and eldercare resources so that they may continue living as they choose in their community. Using their web site, you can easily obtain information about the District's in-home and community-based services. On-site are a number of resources and staff members to assist clients including: social workers, an options counselor, income maintenance liaison, housing coordinator, and public health advisors.

Website: http://dcoa.dc.gov/DC/DCOA/ADRC/

Phone: (202) 724-5626

Iona Senior Services

Iona's mission is to support people as they experience the challenges and opportunities of aging. They educate, advocate, and provide community-based programs and services to help people age well and live well. They offer an arts center, Age Well consultations, counseling/support groups, care management services, meal delivery services, and transportation.

Website:http://www.iona.org/

Address:

4125 Albemarle Street N.W. 

Phone:202-895-9448    

Family Matters of Greater Washington

Family Matters provides assistance that impacts more than 12,000 children, youth, families and seniors each year.  Their spectrum of programs include: therapeutic and traditional foster care; youth development programs; mental health/counseling services; and services and activities for seniors.

Website:http://familymattersdc.org/

Email:info@familymattersdc.org

Address:1509 16th Street, NW,Washington, D.C. 20036

Phone: (202) 289-1510


Hospital Safety Score

Family Matters As you prepare for your hospitalization, it may be helpful to know how your chosen hospital compares with others in terms of safety.
Here’s a link to a YouTube video that explains the Hospital Safety Score system:
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJP2rvBchnE




LEGAL SERVICES

 

 

Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) – AARP

The LCE handles cases for Washington, D.C. residents age 60 and older as well as Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability cases for D.C. residents age 55 and older. They handle civil legal matters using staff attorneys, private practice attorneys, and specially trained volunteers. They also offer referrals. The LCE’s most common cases deal with  foreclosures, landlord/tenant issues, social security and SSI denials, terminations and overpayments, guardianships, home repair fraud, Medicaid, Medicare, wills, powers of attorney, and property tax. They give priority to clients who are in greater financial or legal need.

Website: http://www.aarp.org/states/dc/LCE.html

Address: 601 E Street, NW, Room A-4, D.C. 20049

Phone: (202) 434-2120

Email: lce@aarp.org